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Benedictine University

Founded in 1887, Benedictine
University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate
students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Benedictine University provides a
values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly
10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

Why
Benedictine University Online?

•Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence
•Ranked among America's Top Colleges by "Forbes" Magazine
•91% of current students report they are satisfied or very satisfied with their learning experience

Walden University My Nursing Career Health & Medicine Nursing

Walden University

Walden is distinguished by high academic standards, experienced faculty, and a rigorous curriculum. Our advanced degrees are intended to advance the quality of life not just for the Walden graduate, but for everyone he or she encounters.

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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is a student-focused institution that provides academically challenging education in a Christian community for students from diverse backgrounds who live in a constantly changing environment.

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The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares registered nurses to become effective and ethical leaders, professionals, and health educators in an evolving health care industry.

Benedictine’s online MSN curriculum aligns with the graduate education standards specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing which emphasize organizational and systems leadership, informatics, health care technologies, advocacy, inter-professional collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and cultural awareness among other valued professional nursing qualities and skills.

The online MSN offers two concentrations that reflect the needs and trends of the nursing profession and also allows you to tailor your studies toward your own career goals.


Our changing health care industry requires nurses with more skills and knowledge than ever before. Benedictine University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to teach nurses to rise to the challenges of today’s complex health care environment and to help them advance their careers. 

Benedictine’s Online MSN curriculum aligns with standards set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for graduate nursing education. Students study topics including leadership, informatics and healthcare technologies, health care advocacy and policy, collaboration among health care professionals, cultural sensitivity, and other subjects that will help them take their practice to a higher level. The program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Nurse Educator: Students study teaching and learning theories, instructional design and curriculum evaluation in preparation for teaching nursing students or patients in a variety of settings. Coursework also covers advanced nursing topics such as health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology from the Nurse Educator perspective. The concentration may be used as preparation for the National League of Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination, as well as for educator-related certifications offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 


Our changing health care industry requires nurses with more skills and knowledge than ever before. Benedictine University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to teach nurses to rise to the challenges of today’s complex health care environment and to help them advance their careers. 

Benedictine’s Online MSN curriculum aligns with standards set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for graduate nursing education. Students study topics including leadership, informatics and healthcare technologies, health care advocacy and policy, collaboration among health care professionals, cultural sensitivity, and other subjects that will help them take their practice to a higher level. The program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Nurse Executive Leader: This concentration prepares nurses for high-level managerial jobs with coursework in organizational skills such as collaboration, communication, planning, and critical thinking leaders need to effectively run a unit, department or facility. Coursework can prepare students for related certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited online MSN program.   One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is taught by doctorally prepared faculty members who are experts, practitioners and leaders in the field. 


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctoral teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.

Entry Paths (tracks)
BSN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
RN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN.
RN-BSN-MSN: For registered nurses who want the opportunity to earn credits toward their MSN while completing their BSN.

Specializations:
•Nursing Education – Learn to provide quality educational experiences that equip nurses to meet the demands of a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment.
•Nurse Executive – Gain essential skills that will make you an effective leader in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources.
•Nursing Informatics – Enhance patient care by learning to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce costs.
•Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Gain the skills that will allow you to conduct initial assessments and deliver diagnoses and treatment plans for the primary care of adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults.
•Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Focus on the advanced care of acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults in settings including emergency rooms and surgical and medical intensive care units.
•Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy for, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues.
•Public Health Nursing – Prepare to assume leadership roles in assessing communities and populations; identifying high-risk groups; and developing culturally sensitive, acceptable, and realistic population-based nursing interventions.

Accreditations/Disclosures
Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

Accolades:
Almost 90% of Walden Master of Science in Nursing alumni responding to our survey stated that their Walden degree enhanced their professional performance.
*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.

Of the nursing graduates who received a pay raise, almost 93% received it within 1 year of completing their program, according to employers responding to our survey.
*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited online MSN program.   One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is taught by doctorally prepared faculty members who are experts, practitioners and leaders in the field. 


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited online MSN program.   One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is taught by doctorally prepared faculty members who are experts, practitioners and leaders in the field. 


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited online MSN program.   One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is taught by doctorally prepared faculty members who are experts, practitioners and leaders in the field.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.

Entry Paths (tracks)
BSN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
RN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN.
RN-BSN-MSN: For registered nurses who want the opportunity to earn their BSN while working toward their MSN.

Specializations

  • Nursing Education – Learn to provide quality educational experiences that equip nurses to meet the demands of a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment.
  • Leadership and Management – Gain essential skills that will make you an effective leader in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources.
  • Nursing Informatics – Enhance patient care by learning to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce costs.
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Gain the skills that will allow you to conduct initial assessments and deliver diagnoses and treatment plans for the primary care of adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults.
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Focus on the advanced care of acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults in settings including emergency rooms and surgical and medical intensive care units.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, and treat routine medical conditions in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan.
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues.

Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field. 


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.

Entry Paths (tracks)
BSN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
RN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN.
RN-BSN-MSN: For registered nurses who want the opportunity to earn their BSN while working toward their MSN.

Specializations

  • Nursing Education – Learn to provide quality educational experiences that equip nurses to meet the demands of a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment.
  • Leadership and Management – Gain essential skills that will make you an effective leader in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources.
  • Nursing Informatics – Enhance patient care by learning to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce costs.
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Gain the skills that will allow you to conduct initial assessments and deliver diagnoses and treatment plans for the primary care of adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults.
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Focus on the advanced care of acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults in settings including emergency rooms and surgical and medical intensive care units.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, and treat routine medical conditions in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan.
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues.

Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.

Entry Paths (tracks)
BSN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
RN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN.
RN-BSN-MSN: For registered nurses who want the opportunity to earn their BSN while working toward their MSN.

Specializations

  • Nursing Education – Learn to provide quality educational experiences that equip nurses to meet the demands of a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment.
  • Leadership and Management – Gain essential skills that will make you an effective leader in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources.
  • Nursing Informatics – Enhance patient care by learning to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce costs.
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Gain the skills that will allow you to conduct initial assessments and deliver diagnoses and treatment plans for the primary care of adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults.
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Focus on the advanced care of acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults in settings including emergency rooms and surgical and medical intensive care units.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, and treat routine medical conditions in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan.
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues.

Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.


As a nurse, you already embody the Benedictine tradition of selfless service and sensitivity for those who are ill. Earning your Dual MSN/MBA from Benedictine University will help you become a servant leader who can skillfully guide health care staff and entire organizations through inevitable but unpredictable changes.

In the Dual MSN/MBA program, you will learn to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the integration of nursing and the related sciences required to analyze, design, implement and evaluate outcomes of nursing care in diverse populations.
  • Use leadership and decision-making skills to ensure quality and safe care delivery to individuals, populations, or communities in a variety of health care delivery systems.
  • Apply research outcomes in the practice setting, implement best practices across health care environments and communicate results intended to improve clinical practice.
  • Advocate for policies that improve both health outcomes for patients as well as the quality of the overall health care system.
  • Identify and analyze the elements of health system financial statements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts and analytic tools used in business.
  • Demonstrate the use of cost accounting concepts.
  • Identify assessment models for measuring and improving productivity and operational performance.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctoral teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.

Entry Paths (tracks)
BSN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
RN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN.
RN-BSN-MSN: For registered nurses who want the opportunity to earn credits toward their MSN while completing their BSN.

Specializations:
•Nursing Education – Learn to provide quality educational experiences that equip nurses to meet the demands of a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment.
•Nurse Executive – Gain essential skills that will make you an effective leader in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources.
•Nursing Informatics – Enhance patient care by learning to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce costs.
•Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Gain the skills that will allow you to conduct initial assessments and deliver diagnoses and treatment plans for the primary care of adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults.
•Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Focus on the advanced care of acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults in settings including emergency rooms and surgical and medical intensive care units.
•Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy for, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues.
•Public Health Nursing – Prepare to assume leadership roles in assessing communities and populations; identifying high-risk groups; and developing culturally sensitive, acceptable, and realistic population-based nursing interventions.

Accreditations/Disclosures
Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

Accolades:
Almost 90% of Walden Master of Science in Nursing alumni responding to our survey stated that their Walden degree enhanced their professional performance.
*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.

Of the nursing graduates who received a pay raise, almost 93% received it within 1 year of completing their program, according to employers responding to our survey.
*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.


Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.


Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems. This next-level degree program prepares nurses for leadership roles in today’s rapidly changing health care delivery systems. The program is a part-time or full-time course of study consisting of graduate nursing core courses and leadership courses taken with Master of Science Leadership (M.S.L.) program. From the graduate nursing core courses, students gain the knowledge, values, and skills needed for advanced generalist practice in an evolving health care system. The coursework in leadership provides an overview of leadership styles and the functioning of organizations with an emphasis on communication skills required to establish and maintain effective relationships. Courses include exploration of nursing theory, roles, and practice, as well as research, ethics, policy and finance in the health care system. In addition, a capstone course provides an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based project proposal addressing a problem or issue in professional practice. Graduates of this program are equipped to excel as effective managers and leaders in a health care setting, including roles such as assistant director, director, vice president, or chief of nursing.

This program is available in the following states: TN


Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Dual-Degree). In today's complex health care environments, more and more management-level nursing positions require a graduate or advanced degree. This current and comprehensive degree program equips students for management and leadership in today's challenging health care settings. The program provides students with an opportunity to develop cross-functional business management skills, preparing business practitioners for advanced management and executive positions combined with specialized study in leadership theory and application. The curriculum combines core business courses in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, management and leadership with a special focus on nursing roles and practice, health care research, ethics, policy and finance in the health care system.

In addition, a capstone course provides an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based project proposal addressing a problem or issue in professional practice. Graduates of this program are equipped to excel as effective managers and leaders in a health care setting, including roles such as assistant director, director, vice president, or chief of nursing.

This program is not available in the following states: TN


Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge). This program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences or other related fields who desire to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. Courses in the bridge program are a blending of RN to BSN core courses that are considered essential requisites to graduate study. Upon completion of bridge course from the BSN core, students enter one of five emphases offered for the Master of Science in Nursing. The Leadership in Health Care Systems emphasis provides the knowledge, values, and skills needed for advanced generalist practice in an evolving health care system. The coursework in leadership provides an overview of leadership styles and the functioning of organizations with an emphasis on communication skills required to establish and maintain effective relationships. Courses include exploration of nursing theory, roles, and practice, as well as research, ethics, policy and finance in the health care system. In addition, a capstone course provides an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based project proposal addressing a problem or issue in professional practice. Graduates of this program are equipped to excel as effective managers and leaders in a health care setting, including roles such as assistant director, director, vice president, or chief of nursing.

This program is not available in the following states: MN, TN


Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education (Bridge). This program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences or other related fields who desire to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. Courses in the bridge program are a blending of RN to BSN core courses that are considered essential requisites to graduate study. Upon completion of bridge course from the BSN core, students enter one of five emphases offered for the Master of Science in Nursing. The Nursing Education emphasis prepares students for a variety of roles in nursing education, either as clinical educators or academic educators in both traditional and nontraditional settings in nursing education. Graduates are prepared to assess educational needs, plan programs to meet those needs, and evaluate the outcomes of their programs. The curriculum includes an in-depth examination of nursing theory, roles and practice; research, ethics, policy and finance in the health care system; and pathophysiology, pharmacology and health assessment for nurse educators. In addition, curriculum design and technology for nursing education is explored. A capstone course provides an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based project proposal that addresses a problem or issue in professional practice. Graduates of this program will possess the knowledge and skills needed to successfully teach nursing in a wide variety of settings.

This program is not available in the following states: MN, TN


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). The RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. The format and courses of the regionally accredited program are tailored to meet the needs of the adult learner RN, and to maximize strengths that the working RN possesses. A bridge course facilitates the transition of the working RN into the baccalaureate program. Courses are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in areas of clinical patient care, health care management, and professional nursing practice and leadership. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research in the RN’s clinical practice. Both the science and art of nursing are integral components of the program and are woven throughout. The curriculum covers nurse competencies, management and leadership, health assessment, statistics, research, trends and issues, ethical decision-making, family-centered health, public health, and spirituality in health care. In addition, the student’s learning will culminate in project proposal to resolve and issue or problem in the nursing practice. Graduates of the program are prepared to become effective leaders in the nursing profession.

Graduate students learn clinical and organizational decision-making skills based on critical thinking, evidence-based research and diagnostic reasoning. The nursing education program teaches students advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment curriculum design and development, teaching methods, how to assess educational needs, program evaluation and understanding learner-centered theories. The MSN Nursing Education program at GCU includes clinical hours and a practicum capstone course to strengthen critical-thinking skills and place educational theories into practice in a supervised clinical-care environment.


The Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences or other related fields. The program is intended to meet the needs of adult learners who already posses a bachelor’s degree and an RN license who desire to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. Courses in the bridge program are a blending of RN to BSN core courses that are considered essential requisites to graduate study. Upon completion of bridge courses from the BSN core, students enter one of eight emphases offered for the Master of Science in Nursing or the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Dual-Degree).
The Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences or other related fields. The program is intended to meet the needs of adult learners who already posses a bachelor’s degree and an RN license who desire to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. Courses in the bridge program are a blending of RN to BSN core courses that are considered essential requisites to graduate study. Upon completion of bridge courses from the BSN core, students enter one of five emphases offered for the Master of Science in Nursing or the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Dual-Degree)
Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program provides broad and in-depth preparation for advanced practice and leadership roles in nursing. The program expands on current theoretical and scientific foundations of health care practice, including the discipline knowledge base, the design and evaluation of clinical solutions, and clinical and organizational change leadership. The program prepares nurse leaders to design and implement evidence-based strategies for practice that improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on preparing graduates to practice from the foundation of our Christian heritage through an intentional focus on values and ethics.

The Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership, within the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, prepares nurse leaders to design and implement evidence-based strategies for practice that improve healthcare education delivery, patient outcomes and educational programs. Emphasis is placed on employing methods of curriculum design and development, applying teaching strategies and designing assessments to evaluate teaching and learning outcomes. The DNP in nursing education program encourages students to engage with populations from the values-based perspective of a Christian worldview and understand the effects of various worldviews on cultures, patient care and healing, within current healthcare systems. This DNP in nursing leadership program is designed for MSN-prepared nurses who want to deepen knowledge and build skillsets to lead and strengthen nursing education programs in academia or a clinical agency/facility. Nursing faculty and deans interested in the development of curriculum, application of teaching strategies and evaluation of teaching and learning outcomes will also benefit from this MSN-DNP program.